A strong mindset is crucial to navigate the day.   Romans 12:2 states we need a reformation of how we think.

So.  First things first.

  1.  Meditate in the morning. Carve out time–five minutes of meditation is better than nothing.  Pray and focus on a God-thought.   Connection with God is key to living the best.

2.  Focus on the gift of the day.

3.  Remove yourself from the stress of yesterday and the worry of today in order to be fully connected with the gift of living the day.   It’s incredibly powerful to name the specific negativity and pressure by admitting it’s present, surrendering it, and intentionally focusing on the faith principle:  “If, God  is for us (you and I) then who (what) can be against us?”

4.  Pay attention to what’s ahead.  Review the day.  Determine to be present in it all. Take time to give thanks for the specifics as well as the whole day.  Believe the day is made for you and all.

5.  Trust in the “why” of living. 

*Defining your purpose for being alive is crucial to fulfillment.  It’s your “why” every. single. day.  Keeping the “why” in the forefront activates energy and ability to do what matters.

6.  Show up with gratitude and grace. 

Taking gratitude and grace into every situation changes the dynamics of the day.  These two gifts of God deactivates stress within and around us.  Consistently pause throughout the day and take a breath, acknowledging the presence and work of God as well as the gift of the day with gratitude, making space for grace with understanding and compassion.

7.  Look for the good of the individual and situation. 

Positivity is a healthy practice for the whole day.  It takes consistent effort and repetition to create a pattern of positivity.  Our response to people and circumstances is crucial to our overall health and well-being.  In other words, we don’t have to give in to the negativity of an individual or circumstance.

These daily decisions reform our thoughts, strengthening the mind.  It requires  intention and energy to activate the decisions as a pattern of living, an important piece of living your best.

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